René Cassin statement on International Women’s Day – Thursday 8 March

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

70 years ago this year, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights stated that “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as sex…”.

With this year’s theme for International Women’s Day being #PressForProgress, how far has that declaration of our right to gender equality really impacted us today, and how far do we have left to go?

Despite great progress made in the UK, women continue to be a minority group affected by discrimination, slavery and detention. Many women continue to suffer from inequality in their homes, employment and in state institutions.

As the Jewish voice for human rights, René Cassin will continue to promote the message set out in the UDHR that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” and enjoyed by everyone, everywhere.